Evelyn R. Carmody

June 5th, 2021

Evelyn R. Carmody (Brooks), age 96, a long-time resident of Lynnfield, MA, passed away peacefully at her home on June 1, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Evelyn was born in Brunswick, ME, on May 5, 1925; she was the cherished daughter of the late Fred and Edna (Hamlin) Brooks.
Evelyn was raised and educated in Brunskwick, Maine and a graduate of Brunswick High School with the Class of 1942. Even as a young girl, Evelyn, was known to have a sunny disposition, an endearing personality and she made life-long friends wherever she went; these were traits that she would keep throughout her life.

Evelyn met the “love of her life” Joseph Carmody while both working for HP Hood in Newburyport, MA; the couple soon became inseparable and married on May 18, 1947. Evelyn and Joe moved to Lynnfield, MA in 1947, they shared sixty wonderful years together, raised a beautiful family and had lots of fun times throughout the years before Joe’s passing in 2007.

Evelyn was a very devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother; her family was her number one priority. Evelyn loved being a “mom” to her children and their friends; she had an “open door” policy at her home where everyone was welcomed and made to feel loved. When Evelyn became a “Nana” and then a “Great-Nana” her life became even more enriched; she looked forward to spending time with them and was always so proud of their accomplishments. Evelyn was a wonderful homemaker and an excellent cook; she loved to feed everyone and have a group around her dinner table. She enjoyed gardening and had a real talent for art, especially painting.

When Evelyn’s children were grown she decided to take a position as a cook at the Danforth House in Lynnfield and then on to the Arnold House in Stoneham; a position that she would hold for over 34 years. Evelyn loved to feed her patients and the staff; she always knew what others needed and made each of them feel like family.

Evelyn will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady, kind, caring and friendly. Evelyn loved to spend time with her family, friends and neighbors and would do anything to help anyone. Evelyn had a heart of gold and will forever be missed by all who loved her.

Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Joseph V. Carmody, devoted mother of Joseph V. Carmody II & his wife Eileen of Brentwood, NH, Janis E. Carmody of Lynnfield, Cheryl A. Deveau & her husband Michael of Brush Prairie, WA and J. Michael Carmody & his wife Susan of Wilmington. Loving Nana of Joseph V. III, Christopher J., Mark A. and Melissa E. and Great Nana of Amber, Taylor and Lillie. Dear Sister of the late Fred Brooks and Louise Christy.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Friday, June 11th for Visitation from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. followed by a Graveside Service at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield, MA, at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Walthem, MA 02452.


2 Entries in Guest Book for “Evelyn R. Carmody”

  1. Elaine Scribner says:

    Dear Janis, this speaks so accurately of your Mom. She was a lovely lady & a great Mom. I have so many fond memories of her, dating way back to Arnold House. You both were so blessed to have had all those years together. And now, she watches over you. Elaine

  2. Debbie says:

    Cheryl my dear friend over the years has always spoke of her loving mom. From what she said I know she was a loving woman who raised a wonderful family.. So sorry for your loss.

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